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Entry requirement due to COVID 19

The complexities and uncertainties of COVID-19 have resulted in a couple more required documents to travel to Barbados, including proof of a negative PCR test and an ED card. Learn more about this in our COVID-19 Travel Advisory to Barbados.

While here it is likely you will fall in love with the island, culture and people; we don’t blame you at all, in fact we totally understand! The Immigration Department is the place to go to extend your stay or make other changes to your visitation status. The newly implemented 12-Month Welcome Stamp introduced by the Government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic gives you more than enough time to get over your cabin fever and still earn a living. This welcome stamp invites you and your family to live and work from here for up to a year if you meet the criteria.

Immigration Regulations

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Duration of Visit

Visitors coming to Barbados should provide proof of adequate means of support during their stay.

Extension of Stay

Visitors wishing to extend their stay should make an application to the Immigration Department on the prescribed form which is available at the department.

The following items should be submitted with the application:

  • one passport size photograph
  • a valid passport or travel document
  • a valid airline ticket
  • evidence of means of support
  • application fee of BDS $25 (US$ 12.50)

Visitors are not permitted to engage in any occupation or to accept any employment during the period of their stay.

Immigration Department

Immigration Department
Tel: 246-535-4100

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Permanent Residence

Persons who wish to take up permanent residence in Barbados must provide tangible evidence that they are not likely to become a charge on the nation. Applications should be made to the Immigration Department.

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Long Term Residence

For those considering relocating to Barbados for a couple of years or even just a few months, there are several accommodation options available. Explore our Long Term Rentals section to find the perfect property for you and your family.

Can I Bring my Pet to Barbados

Feel free to bring your furry kids with you to Barbados.

The following guidelines must be followed when importing any animal into Barbados:

  • An import permit must be obtained from Veterinary Services before the importation of all animals, reptiles and birds.
  • A Veterinary Officer must examine the animal before it is allowed to leave the customs area.
  • For further inquiries, contact Veterinary Services at Tel: (246) 535-0221 or Fax: (246) 535-0236


Persons who wish to pursue a course of study in Barbados should apply for a student visa before entering the island. Applications for student visas should be made on the prescribed form to the Immigration Department.

If you are looking to relocate to Barbados, for a couple of years, or maybe just a few months? We can help you to find the perfect property for you and your family.

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